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Florida Place Names
Alachua to Zolfo Springs

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Many names of Florida places evoke fantastic images: Caloosahatchee, Okeechobee, Loxahatchee, Everglades, Miami--to mention only a few. Did you know that Florida's places were often named to honor prominent local citizens such as postmasters, landowners, or war heroes? Jacksonville, for example, was named for Florida's first American governor, Andrew Jackson. Later the states interest in attracting new residents produced names that suggested pleasant places to live, such as Belle Glade and Avon-by-the-Sea. From Alachua (from the Seminole for "jug") to Zolfo Springs (from the Italian for "sulphur"), Florida Place Names delights and educates with a rich and varied offering of Florida lore.

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  • Pages: 291

  • Dimensions: 6x9

  • Format:  Paperback
    ISBN: 9781561645060

    21.95
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    ISBN: 9781561648399

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Many names of Florida places evoke fantastic images: Caloosahatchee, Okeechobee, Loxahatchee, Everglades, Miami–to mention only a few. Did you know that Florida’s places were often named to honor prominent local citizens such as postmasters, landowners, or war heroes? Jacksonville, for example, was named for Florida’s first American governor, Andrew Jackson. Later the states interest in attracting new residents produced names that suggested pleasant places to live, such as Belle Glade and Avon-by-the-Sea. From Alachua (from the Seminole for “jug”) to Zolfo Springs (from the Italian for “sulphur”), Florida Place Names delights and educates with a rich and varied offering of Florida lore.allen morris|cape canaveral|Florida|florida place names|Historical|History|joan perry morris|Local|matecumbe|niceville|place names|pull and be damned creek

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